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Altydgedacht Cabernet Franc Blanc de Noir 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Etienne Louw
Main Variety
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Durbanville
Alcohol
12.89 %vol
pH
3.38
RS
3.5 g/l
TA
5.5 g/l
SO2
78 mg/l
Characteristics
Type
Rose

Accolades

2014 vintage: Veritas Silver (highest score in its category)
2013 vintage: Veritas Silver (highest score in its category)
2012 vintage: Silver Medal (Michelangelo Wine Awards) WOTM selection

Tasting Notes

Displaying a salmon pink blush, the nose of this dry blanc de noir is laden with red fruits- strawberries and raspberries, coupled with a hint of spice. The finish is refreshingly crisp and dry, with red fruits lingering on the palate.

Food Suggestions

Enjoy on it’s own as an aperitif, or to accompany a variety of seafood dishes such as salmon, seared tuna, prawns and sushi. A wine with which to celebrate summer!

In The Vineyard

Dry land vineyards with an average yield of 8.5 tons/ha. North-facing slopes with Hutton soil type. The hedgerow trellising system is employed and the vineyards are spur-pruned. Average age of vines – 14 years.

About The Harvest

Made according to the traditional French “blanc de noir” method. The grapes were picked at 22.8 ºBalling and cooled to 10 ºC overnight.

In The Cellar

6 hours of skin contact was allowed before pressing, from where onwards white winemaking protocol was followed. Two days of cold settling followed, before inoculation with VIN13 and cold fermentation at 12 ºC. Great care was taken to preserve the striking colour prior to bottling.

Other Vintages

Altydgedacht Cabernet Franc Blanc de Noir 2016 Etienne Louw Cabernet Franc
Altydgedacht Cabernet Franc Blanc de Noir 2015 Etienne Louw Cabernet Franc